Quality Ant Control In San Antonio
Feb 10, 2017
Highly Destructive Ants
Carpenter Ants, and their close relatives, Acrobat Ants, are wood-destroying insects and they are more prevalent in San Antonio than termites. They can invade any soft or rotten wood on a home, constructing large nests in the attic, eaves or nearby trees.
We’ll Get Rid of Them
Fortunately, these destructive pests can be eradicated using a labeled termiticide, but at a cost far lower than for termite treatments. We treat all wood eaves, window casings, bedding mulch and nearby trees. We also treat the attic, since Carpenter Ants will often follow utility wires that pass through trees, terminating in our attics.
This intensive coverage assures that foraging worker ants carry sufficient pesticide back to the Queen and the nest.
We Guarantee the Treatment for Six Full Months
There are several species of Carpenter Ant in the San Antonio area. They are the largest of all the local ant species. Predominately, we see the large red and black colorations, however, there are solid black and yellow species. The Acrobat Ant is a smaller look-alike, but with a heart-shaped abdomen (rear end) that the ant will raise upward when it is irritated. Both species will occupy and chew wood and insulation to make room for building their nests.
The Carpenter Ant, sometimes called Wood Ants, are mostly nocturnal, particularly during the hot summer months. Checking around your homes outside walls, eaves and utility wires in the early dawn or at dusk, will often reveal their presence. When a colony grows large enough in population, the Carpenter Ant will make satellite nests throughout our home’s structure and in trees, woodpiles, under hot tubs covers – anywhere they can find some cover and moisture. If you can trace several single-file trails of these large ants moving to and fro on your home, then you have a problem that should be taken care of immediately.